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ZIP Code 78609

Primary City:Buchanan Dam, TX (View All Cities)
County: Llano County
Timezone: Central (8:20am)
Area code: 325 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:30.77, -98.46
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 78609

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 78609. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 78609. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 78609, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Buchanan Dam, TX
Unacceptable:
Inks Lake Village

Stats and Demographics for the 78609 ZIP Code

ZIP code 78609 is located in central Texas and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 78609 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a small number of single parents and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 78609 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,012
Population Density 86 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,558
Median Home Value $144,900
Land Area 23.47 sq mi
Water Area 12.56 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,009
Median Household Income $39,779

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 58Male Median Age: 57Female Median Age: 58

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male34354430283730324261881109711992614623
Female34323630243725283377939910911092574542
Total6867806052745560751381812092062291841189165

Gender

 Male 1,009 50%
 Female 1,003 50%
Gender

Race

 White 1,924 95.6%
 Black Or African American 5 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 11 0.5%
 Asian 9 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.1%
 Other Race 34 1.7%
 Two Or More Races 26 1.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2264112920622714846
Renter93822453423103
Total11646317424025015849

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 536 53%
 Single Guardian 79 8%
 Singles 340 34%
 Singles With Roommate 54 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 867 86%
 Households with Kids 142 14%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male51066677132711133101067617
Female7610665777475146388654
Total12161612121214209111818171613141512611

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 78609 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 78609 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1980s. Looking at 78609 real estate data, the median home value of $144,900 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 78609. Rentals in 78609 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 78609 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,012 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 339 22%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 486 31%
 Renter Occupied Households 184 12%
 Households Vacant 549 35%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 54 9.8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 4 0.7%
 For Sale Only 40 7.3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0.0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 404 73.6%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 47 8.6%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 22 20%
 2 Bedroom 42 38%
 3+ Bedroom 48 43%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $39,779 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 78609 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. A higher percentage of people in 78609 than almost anywhere in the country avoid a commute altogether by working at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 78609 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 492 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 244 17%
 No Earnings 731 50%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 492 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 244 17%
 No Earnings 731 50%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 491 79%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 36 6%
 Worked at Home 93 15%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 85 13%
 High School Graduate 403 61%
 Associate's degree 20 3%
 Bachelor's degree 100 15%
 Master's degree 43 6%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 15 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 71 76%
 Enrolled in Private School 10 11%
 Not Enrolled in School 12 13%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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